Isabel Lea

Isabel Lea is a creative director, graphic designer and researcher based in London. She is the co-founder of multidisciplinary design agency ATYPICAL. In 2018-2019, she was Adobe's first UK Creative Resident. She has previously worked with agencies in the UK, USA and Scandinavia for clients including Panasonic, Adobe, Bang & Olufsen and The Danish Embassy. Isabel has a fascination with the social side of design and has an MSc in Culture and Society from LSE.

Isabel's residency project will show how language and communication design can be a vital tool for climate action. She will work with traditional and marginalised knowledge from the Gaelic languages of Cornwall, Scotland and western France to visualise untranslatable words relating to land, weather phenomena and changing climates. Through creating objects and graphic design pieces inspired by these expressions, she will demonstrate the impactful relationship between design, language and action in response to the climate emergency.